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New law requires back seat passengers to buckle up
KHON 2 News reports -"Honolulu Police Capt. Darren Izumo knows that seat belts save lives. "It is a sad personal fact that throughout my career, I've been to well over 500 fatal and critical accidents. The reason I say that is with that experience, I can say with conviction -- properly warn seat belts save lives."
To save lives, Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed a new seat belt law that requires everyone in a vehicle, front and back, to buckle up."...
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